Wulfs triumph on the road

MIDLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

HEATHER ST JOHN`S V AFC WULFRUNIANS

SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019

 

AFC Wulfrunians travelled to the Leicestershire village of Heather to face table topping Heather St John’s.

 

After a recent run of poor results, Wulfs came in to the game on the back of a morale boosting 4-0 JW Hunt Cup victory over Heath Hayes in midweek.

 

Heather have lost two of their last three league outings and so it could prove to be an interesting afternoon of football.

 

Straight from the off Wulfs were on the front foot, winning two free kicks deep in Heather territory and two early corners.

 

There was also a good shout for an AFC penalty. Unfortunately for the visitors the early pressure did not produce a goal.

 

The game then swung the way of Heather St John`s and AFC keeper Dan Whitehouse did well to keep out a free kick taken by Frasier Doyle.

 

Heather kept up the pressure and there followed a succession of corners with the pressure finally ended when Burke, the Heather number nine, was booked for a challenge on the AFC keeper.

 

As the rain fell, the game was punctuated by a succession of stoppages for fouls, more as a result of the conditions rather than deliberate foul play.

 

As the half entered its latter stages, it was AFC back in control with both central defenders going close, firstly Jack Rowley having a close range effort deflected wide of the post and then skipper Ben Jevons heading narrowly wide from the resultant corner.

 

HALF TIME: Heather St John’s 0 AFC Wulfrunians 0

 

AFC started the second half as they finished the first with Jake Evans going close from long range.

 

There then followed two good efforts from James Hill, the second of which rattled the Heather crossbar.

 

It was now all AFC, with Craig Gregg volleying over from ten yards out and Liam Riley-Stewart heading just wide.

 

The home side keeper, Parsons, then came to the rescue turning over a long-range effort from Evans.

 

Finally, the visitors took the lead when a Riley-Stewart long throw was met with a shot by Evans which was blocked, but Aaron Bishop made no mistake from the rebound.

 

The last fifteen minutes could have been a tense affair, but the visitors managed the game well with play predominantly in the half of the home side and it was AFC who finished the victors which their ninety minute performance deserved.

 

FINAL SCORE: Heather St John’s 0 AFC Wulfrunians 1